Aug 21, 2018 - 04:29 AM
For your gap year to be productive you can pursue volunteer work, travel, internships, or study abroad opportunities. These activities can enhance your skill set and give you a broader perspective on the world. There are organizations that provide these experiences for you, or you can simply throw a change of clothes into a backpack and head for the Alps. Either way you will learn a lot about yourself and the societies around you.
There are some drawbacks to the gap year. The primary one is that you will lose your contacts and networks for a year. They may not be there for you to pick back up when you return. As networking is a key component of the job search, it may make it more difficult for you to enter the workforce.
Of course, there are some employers who won't like the gap year on your resume. Take heart. There are plenty more who do. If you grow and learn during your gap year, it can benefit your future career.